Newsletter #1

24th November 2020


Launching ACESL during lockdown was never going to be an easy feat, so it’s no surprise that the latest in sling library world is all about how to reopen in the new world and run COVID-safe services. We are happy to offer a new Infection Control module to all ACESL members through your EduCare login. This new course follows the same format as our existing content, so has a named certificate for the module – ideal for helping client confidence in the safety of your service and ongoing risk assessments. Onto risk assessments, ACESL has provided a comprehensive template risk assessment document packed full of links and useful source information, all with sling libraries and carrying support in mind. This is of such central importance to the safe reopening of our services that we have made this available to the whole of the carrying community. 
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Keep Calm and Carry On – Covid-19 and the UK Sling Libraries

28th September 2020

It’s been a crazy year for us all – could there be some normality on the horizon?

As March 2020 wore on, it became increasingly clear that not only was the pandemic going to affect each and every one of us, it was going to have a lasting effect on the UK sling library industry. As a support system often heavily based on trying things on, and using items for hire to introduce carriers to multiple families, the different sling library organisations around the country began to adapt. Quickly, with impressive adaptability, the sling libraries individually and collectively showed that they are an industry very used to problem-solving.

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28th September 2020

We will be publishing our first newsletter soon. If you would like to contribute to our next one, which will be published in January 2021, please contact us before 31/12/2020.

Finding the Words

20th June 2020

June is the awareness month for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, also named Sands for short. 

Sands’ theme for this year is #FindingTheWords which leads me to writing this article. 

As carrying educators we come into contact with parents and carers during the most important times of their lives, they are expecting a baby and are very excited about what is to come, or they have just had a baby, an experience they will never forget. 

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